THE RETURN Libyan Jewish exile David Gerbi prays inside Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli on Saturday, October 1. Gerbi and his family fled Tripoli in 1967 when an Arab-Israeli war stoked anger against the Jewish state and led to attacks on Jews in his neighborhood. Gerbi has been working with officials from Libya’s National Transitional Council to promote the cause of Libyan Jews and their prospects in the post-Gadhafi era. “People call me the ‘rebel Jew,’” says Gerbi. (Photo: Suhaib Salem / Reuters via MSNBC.com)
The fascinating story of David Gerbi, known as Libya’s “revolutionary Jew” – a 56-year old psychoanalyst returned to his homeland after 44 years in exile to help oust Muammar Gaddafi, and to take on what may be an even more challenging mission - read more here.
The sickest detail emerging about Moammar Gadhafi’s regime: he recruited teenage girls as killers.
The dictator reportedly recruited thousands of girls and young women for years to serve as his soldiers. Their purpose may have been for sex as much as fighting, however, with rape all too common, the British paper The Daily Mail reported yesterday.
The British paper found a 19-year-old woman who claimed she killed about 11 young men over three days as the regime clung to power.
Nisreen Mansour al Forgani said she was recruited by her mother’s friend to join one of Gadhafi’s Popular Guards all-female militias last year. She said she was raped by three different senior military officials.
Fox “News” scumbags are bags of scum.
(Ed. note: Never thought I’d see the phrase “pell-mell” in a newspaper. Leave it to the New York Times.)
BLITZED A rebel fighter climbed on the iconic statue inside Col. Muammar Qaddafi’s Bab Al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, depicting a fist clutching a U.S. fighter jet, on Tuesday. The whereabouts of the Libyan dictator remain unknown. (Screengrab: APTN via the New York Times)